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DuPage Foundation Welcomes Four New Committee Members

DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois—The DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its various committees: Bill Hassett, Professional Advisor Committee; Dusty Holoubek, Marketing Committee; Brian Soczka, Grant Committee; and Marcia Tornatore, Bright & Early DuPage Committee.

Bill Hassett
Bill Hassett is a partner in the Chicago office of RSM LLP, a national credit, tax and consulting firm. As the managing director of the firm’s National Real Estate Group, he provides audit, tax, and business consulting services for real estate clients. Hassett has held memberships and chair positions on many committees, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society Real Estate Special Interest Group Committee (as the past chair), the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, and the Illinois Housing Council.

From a philanthropic standpoint, the Loyola University graduate serves as a real estate committee member for DuPagePads, which is the supportive housing and emergency shelter provider for DuPage County. In addition, he served as the organization’s Board President Emeritus and past Governance Committee chair. Bill and his wife are residents of Woodridge.

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Dusty Holoubek
Dusty Holoubek was the marketing communications manager at the national law firm based in Chicago. She was responsible for branding, business development, event planning, graphic design, photography, social media, and website development.

In her spare time, Holoubek is a devoted volunteer for Chicago Cares, Habitat for Humanity and the Foundation’s Marketing and Next Generation Initiative (NGI) committees. She also dedicates her time to service projects for senior citizens, children, cancer victims, environmental preservation groups, and families involved in domestic violence.

Holoubek earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts with an emphasis on Graphic Design from the University of Iowa. She lives in Aurora with her husband and their three children.

Brian Soczka
Brian Soczka is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo. Based in Naperville, he designs investment strategies for his clients that are targeted to their specific needs and goals. Now, Soczka will bring his expertise to the Grant Committee.

Soczka, a PGA Professional, graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In addition, he has earned the Certified 401(k) Professional [C(k)P] designation from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the LUTCF designation from The American College of Financial Services.

As an individual with a philanthropic disposition, Soczka has a knack for helping others. He describes his career as a financial advisor as “extremely gratifying” and enjoys spends time coaching his children’s athletic teams and volunteering with friends and family in his spare time. Brian lives in Plainfield with his wife and two children.

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Marcia Tornatore
With a deep understanding of school systems and education, Marcia Tornatore is a perfect fit for the Bright & Early DuPage Committee. She recently retired as superintendent from Itasca School District 10 and has served as a member of multiple boards and associations including the Illinois School Boards Association, National Association for Gifted Children, Illinois Association for Gifted Children, International Society for Technology in Education, and the International Reading Association. In addition, she has been involved with the Illinois Association for School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Illinois Association of School and Business Officials, and the National Staff Development Council.
Complementary to her hobbies, which include playing tennis, exercising and skiing, she has led the renovation of school buildings to be allergy-free learning environments. She has also implemented effective structuring of employment strategies, overseen ongoing staff development, and executed multiple communication methods with her staff and community. Additionally, she was the trainer of 6+1 Traits of Writing. Marcia is a resident of Roselle.

About the DuPage Foundation
The DuPage Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, the Environment, Health, and Human Services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $65 million and awarded more than $27 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.

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Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the DuPage Foundation was established in 1986 and is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the
people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership activities.

For more information about the Foundation, or to arrange future media opportunities, please contact William Pearch, marketing manager, at 630.598.5290, or bill@dupagefoundation.org.